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'In Search of Amelia Earhart' is Vashon Arts' newest show for kids

“How to Fly” is a show about flight. - Courtesy photo
“How to Fly” is a show about flight.
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Portland’s Nomadic Theatre Company will bring acrobatics, clowning, masks, dance and puppetry to “How to Fly: In Search of Amelia Earhart,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. The performance is part of Vashon Allied Arts’ new family series.

The show incorporates humor in a quest to discover Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean. During the performance, a chicken also learns to take wing, albatrosses dance on stilts and migrating geese turn upside down.

Although “How to Fly” was designed for family audiences and children in kindergarten through sixth- grade, organizers said the show can also be enjoyed by younger family members.

“How to Fly” is Nomandic Theatre’s fifth creation.

Company members Sara Foster and Heather Pearl are both graduates of California’s Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, and have performed throughout the Northwest and as far away as South Africa and Haiti.

Tickets are $8 for VAA members, seniors and children and $10 for everyone else, and are on sale at Heron’s Nest, Blue Heron, Books by the Way, www.brownpapertickets.com and by calling 463-5131.

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